The credit is all due to Mr. Matte Black...
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Checking on the cows
Could TW possibly stand for The Wrangler?
I first herded cows with a Honda SL100.
Several different 3 wheelers and 4 wheelers.
Never have much with the TDub but if I know it would be better than that old Honda.
And I ruined a 1995 Jeep Wrangler one time I tied up with a crazy cow.
That XT tank looks good on your TW. I've had an XT tank on Scoob for years now but mine came without the scoops. I looked for a while to find scoops but nothing became available when I was looking so I quit. Seeing your tank I should renew my search.I've been helping a buddy do some home improvement work for a few days out in Crawford, CO. I brought the TW with me and today I took a short ride to have a look at Black Canyon. Talk about some awesome views! Only grabbed a few pics...
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What sprocket set you running?Ran the bike out of gas twice!
Wanted to check how many miles I could get on the 2.8 gal clarke tank. This was my third ride after filing up. 200 lbs of rider and gear. A mix of dirt forest roads and pavement. !0 to 50 mph average. Only 720 miles on 2018 bike so far.
Went to 142.5 miles before reserve needed. Than 184.7 and it ran out of gas! (and i was sweating it. riding over narrow 2 lane bridge in Washingtons most popular state park at rush hour,,,ugh)
When it went to reserve, i was suprised how much gas was left in tank. tried leaning/laying it all way over to left side, but didnt seem to do much good. But nice to have 42 mile reserve regardless. I forgot to look in tank when it died the second time
Thanks, Admiral! The scoops did not come along with the XT tank, unfortunately. I had to keep my eye on eBay for a used set. They had silver decals on them and have a small melted spot on the inside. I figured since they were white and I wasn't seeing many options available I had to go for it. I wasn't happy about the price at all, however, matching white scoops won over $60. I used a heat gun to gently remove the silver decals without tearing them to pieces or leaving any residue. Perhaps I should look for some blue scoop decals to finish off the look, eh?That XT tank looks good on your TW. I've had an XT tank on Scoob for years now but mine came without the scoops. I looked for a while to find scoops but nothing became available when I was looking so I quit. Seeing your tank I should renew my search.
Sea level to 3000’ ( briefly) ski. Jetting and gears is beyond my mechanical scope or interest unfortunately. I change oil, grease chain etc. after 9 and 14 mpg in trucks. Thrilled with 60 mpg on bikeElevation? I ask because it sounds a little low for fuel economy. Not bad, but if you aren't tackling hills, it could be a little better if jetted and geared a little.
The shepherd has an expression of pure joy! 😍After a morning cutting firewood for the house I refreshed the chain saw, loaded up Nibbler and headed out to clear some deadfall.
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Turns out somebody else beat me to it.
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With nothing better to do Defender Dawg & I proceeded on to chill creekside for a bit.
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This spring, I've been carrying a Makita battery operated chainsaw. It cuts every bit as well as my smaller gas saw and much less weight. I carry it in a backpack so any rangers can't see it. The bar and chain break down without needing tools. Much quieter too, for stealth operation.Speaking of cutting and clearing trails, last week I worked on a prototype chainsaw carrier made from a military gas can holder. It just bolts/clamps onto the rack so pretty easy to install and remove from the rack. Chainsaw straps in & out very quickly as well.
These are some of the mocked-up pictures and I've made a few improvements to these early pictures but you get the idea.
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Added padding for saw cushion
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I don't have it secured in the mount with the ROK straps but when they are secured the chainsaw ain't going anywhere.
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Mount should work a lot better than how I've had the chainsaw mounted in the past. Less chance to catch branches alongside the trail.
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There are pros and cons to each type of saw. Didn't California recently pass or introduce eliminating the use of small engines such as chainsaws, lawnmowers, and generators just to name a few? If that is the case I wholeheartedly promote the use of a battery-operated chainsaw. My battery chainsaw is good for very small trees and is just not strong enough for big trees or a lot of trees which we often encounter especially at the beginning of the riding season. Oldworld124 can attest to the number and size of the trees we've had to clear on rides. My pops-in-law has a larger battery saw and I may borrow that from him to see how it does. I know it cuts better than mine it's just how long is battery life.This spring, I've been carrying a Makita battery operated chainsaw. It cuts every bit as well as my smaller gas saw and much less weight. I carry it in a backpack so any rangers can't see it. The bar and chain break down without needing tools. Much quieter too, for stealth operation.